From the Editor

From the Desk of the Editor

Diane K. Newman
March 13, 2018

Nocturia is a symptom reported by patients way too often.  As an expert in urology, I see the impact that nocturia has on both men and women, many of whom have been seeking help for a long time. I am leading this Center of Excellence to broaden awareness of nocturia and bring new treatments to patients. My practice is a tertiary, specialized practice and most of my patients have seen multiple providers prior to being referred. In the case of nocturia, roughly 40% do not see an improvement in symptoms with current treatments, although these treatments improve other bladder-related symptoms. People arrive in my office, desperately seeking relief from getting up in the middle of the night – twice or more – to urinate.


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Diane K. Newman, DNP, ANP-BC, FAAN

Diane K. Newman, DNP, ANP-BC, FAAN is an Adjunct Professor of Urology in Surgery, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. She is Co-Director of the Penn Center for Continence and Pelvic Health, Division of Urology, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, in Philadelphia.   She completed her masters in nursing at the University of Pennsylvania and the Doctorate of Nursing Practice at Thomas Jefferson University, both in Philadelphia.  Dr Newman is a clinician and researcher.  She has over 30 years’ experience practicing as a urology nurse practitioner.  Her practice involves the evaluation, treatment, and management of urinary incontinence including the use of biofeedback for pelvic floor disorders and catheters and other devices in the management of bladder dysfunction.  She has expertise in clinical trials and patient reported outcome measures as well as, incorporating patient preferences and beliefs into clinical decision making.  She is the author of several books.  The most recent is as lead editor of the 1st edition of the Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates Core Curriculum for Urologic Nursing and of Clinical Application of Urologic Catheters, Devices and Products.